The next Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum is scheduled for;
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern Time (ET).
Please call at least 15 minutes prior to the forum start time.
**This Agenda is Subject to Change**
I. Opening Remarks
Chair – Hillary Loeffler, Center for Medicare
Moderator – Jill Darling (OC)
II. Announcements & Updates
a. Hospice CAHPS updates
b. CY 2018 Home Health Prospective Payment System Final Rule
- Request for Information
- CY 2018 Proposed Payment Rate Updates
- CY 2019 Proposed Case-Mix Adjustment Methodology Refinements
- Proposed Changes to the Home Health Quality Reporting Program
- Proposed Changes to the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Program
c. Guidance Modification Related to Home Health “One Clinician” Convention
d. FY 2018 Hospice Wage Index and Payment Rate Update Final Rule
- FY 2018 Payment Rate Updates
- Hospice Quality Reporting Program Updates and Hospice Compare
III. Open Q&A
**DATE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE**
Next Home Health, Hospice & DME ODF: TBA
This Open Door Forum is not intended for the press, and the remarks are not considered on the record. If you are a member of the Press, you may listen in but please refrain from asking questions during the Q & A portion of the call. If you have inquiries, please contact CMS at Press@cms.hhs.gov. Thank you.
UPDATE: CMS Open Door Forums will now be available through Podcasts. Please visit:https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-
and-Education/Outreach/ OpenDoorForums/ PodcastAndTranscripts.html.
Open Door Participation Instructions:
This call will be Conference Call Only.
To participate by phone:
Dial: 1-800-837-1935 & Reference Conference ID: 60574200
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Encore: 1-855-859-2056; Conference ID: 60574200
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